Autoblog Knight Rider Blog Scales New Heights. No, Really.

autoblog knight rider blog scales new heights no really

In case you weren’t aware, TTAC’s publisher (that’s me) and Autoblog’s Editor-in-Chief (sounds painful) John Neff have been having an epic pissing match in the comments section of our blog on their HUMMER vs. Toyota comparo. I took them to task for not disclosing the sponsorship for their off-road safari. Neff signed-on to say there was no sponsorship– except for the vehicles themselves and insurance (which was activated by their blogger’s driving). And besides, WHY DON’T YOU LEAVE BRITNEY ALONE! Anyway, we’re still waiting for that little piece of fair disclosure text under their blog. And needless to say, we will continue to put AOL’s automotive extremity in a Fujiwara armbar as and when we see fit. And this time we don’t see fit. Once again, AB’s Alex Nunez friggin’ well NAILS his live blog of Knight Rider, this time chronicling Season 1, Episode 4. Forbes centogenarian scribe Jerry Flint may feel the need to quote Percy Bysshe Shelley’s poem Ozymandias, but I’m bookmarking Nunez’ Knight Rider screed for my personal posterity patrol. Behold! “8:45: KITT ID’s the guy who poisoned Mike. ATTACK MODE! They plot to intercept. Mike talks to Sarah. He loves her. His heart stops. KITT: “He is dead.” Suddenly, I feel more alive.” And “8:57: Cut to: dreamy sequence. Sadly, this is not heaven, Mike is not dead, and we’re going to probably do this again next week.” In fact, The Hollywood Reporter reports that NBC has ordered-up four more episodes of Knight Rider for Mr. Nunez’ haiku-like evisceration. Can’t wait. No really. I’m a big fan.

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  • DeanMTL DeanMTL on Oct 16, 2008

    Stupid show.

  • Serpico Serpico on Oct 17, 2008

    I find it stupid that those idiots talk about how poor the show is and then spend their own time blogging about it. Like wtf? Every week I need to read these damn headlines about the show. Just don't watch it if you don't like it. But I bet these guys are closet fans and don't want to admit it. The show is fine and better than watching some of those dumb ass reality shows. It's a show about a talking car for crapsakes. Enjoy it for what it is or don't watch it. The best scenes are of the Mustang just driving in normal mode, the rest is throw away. I could watch that car driving for an hour than watching some of these reality shows.

  • DenverMike When was it ever a mystery? The Fairmont maybe, but only the 4-door "Futura" trim, that was distinctively upscale. The Citation and Volare didn't have competing trims, nor was there a base stripper Maxima at the time, if ever, crank windows, vinyl seats, 2-doors, etc. So it wasn't a "massacre", not even in spirit, just different market segments. It could be that the Maxima was intended to compete with those, but everything coming from Japan at the time had to take it up a notch, if not two.Thanks to the Japanese "voluntary" trade restriction, everything had extra options, if not hard loaded. The restriction limited how many vehicles were shipped, not what they retailed at. So Japanese automakers naturally raised the "price" (or stakes) without raising MSRP. What the dealers charged (gouged) was a different story.Realistically, the Maxima was going up against entry luxury sedans (except Cimarron lol), especially Euro/German, same as the Cressida. It definitely worked in Japanese automaker's favor, not to mention inspiring Lexus, Acura and Infiniti.
  • Ronnie Schreiber Hydrocarbon based fuels have become unreliable? More expensive at the moment but I haven't seen any lines gathering around gas stations lately, have you? I'm old enough to remember actual gasoline shortages in 1973 and 1979 (of course, since then there have been many recoverable oil deposits discovered around the world plus the introduction of fracking). Consumers Power is still supplying me with natural gas. I recently went camping and had no problem buying propane.Texas had grid problems last winter because they replaced fossil fueled power plants with wind and solar, which didn't work in the cold weather. That's the definition of unreliable.I'm an "all of the above" guy when it comes to energy: fossil fuels, hydro, wind (where it makes sense), nuclear (including funding for fusion research), and possibly solar.Environmental activists, it seems to me, have no interest in energy diversity. Based on what's happened in Sri Lanka and the push against agriculture in Europe and Canada, I think it's safe to say that some folks want most of us to live like medieval peasants to save the planet for their own private jets.
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  • MaintenanceCosts There's no mystery anymore about how the Japanese took over the prestige spot in the US mass market (especially on the west coast) when you realize that this thing was up against the likes of the Fairmont, Citation, and Volaré. A massacre.